Sandra O'Connell

That jerk called doubt

By On July 15, 2014

Every day. Every day I want to throw in the towel. Give up. End it. Put my pen down. You’re not a writer. You have nothing to say. No one cares. Don’t… Read More

The Nephew

Dear Nephew

By On June 19, 2014

June 19, 2014 Dear Ian, I don’t know what the world will be like in 20 years. Or 10. Or 5. Or even tomorrow. It might not be here. It could be… Read More

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Uncrate India – a collection of treasures

By On May 16, 2014

Published on The Province blog, May 16, 2014 India. Just saying the word sends a cascade of pinks and blues and greens and reds into the hemisphere. India. Its letters waltz with… Read More

Ray Gunn at VIBF 2014. Photo: Jess Desaulniers-Lea

Burlesque gets international in Vancouver

By On May 10, 2014

Published on The Province blog, May 10, 2014 When I stepped into the Vogue Theatre last Saturday night, I wasn’t there to write about a show. For the first time in the… Read More


Transcend Love – Chapter One

By On May 6, 2014

I like to do things backwards. Begin at the end, start at the finish. After writing a screenplay last year, I decided to undertake the task of expanding it into a novel.… Read More


Short Story: Lust

By On April 12, 2014

Last night, I had the great privilege and pleasure of being one of Rachel Sermanni’s opening acts, along with Hannah Johnson and Young Nige, at an intimate house concert. Such talented, talented,… Read More